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Children's Fiction Bears

Find Fergus

by (author) Mike Boldt

Publisher
Random House Publishing Group
Initial publish date
Nov 2020
Category
Bears, Humorous Stories, Imagination & Play
  • Hardback

    ISBN
    9781984849021
    Publish Date
    Nov 2020
    List Price
    $23.99

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Recommended Age, Grade, and Reading Levels

  • Age: 3 to 7
  • Grade: p to 2

Description

Play the funniest game of hide and seek ever with Fergus, a bear who's very, very bad at hiding.

The hilarious illustrator of I Don't Want to Be a Frog brings picture book fans a super-silly, interactive story that will have children giggling from start to finish. Follow huge, loveable Fergus and see all the many ways in which he is TERRIBLE at playing hide-and-seek, such as standing behind a VERY tiny tree ("Found you, Fergus! That was too easy!") or trying to camouflage in a giant crowd of bunnies and squirrels ("Try bears, Fergus. Bears!").

But wait! The game isn't over yet! The last two pages fold out into a giant panoramic look-and-find scene, where Fergus is well and truly hidden, and young readers can have fun looking for him and lots of other details in the the crowd. There are hours and hours of play value in this adorable book. Children will want to come back to it again and again.

★ Winner: Iowa Library Association Bridge to Reading Award, 2022
★ Winner: Kentucky Bluegrass Award, 2021
★ Nominee: Indiana Early Literacy Firefly Award, 2022
★ Nominee: Missouri Building Block Award, 2022

About the author

Mike Boldt has been my name
for quite a few years.

Some people call me an Author / Illustrator.
I’ve been called worse.

I still enjoy cartoons.

I like ice cream a lot.

I‘ve drawn since I was young.

I read (picture) books.

I like to write & draw them too.

I’m amazed and grateful every day this is my job.

Mike Boldt's profile page

Awards

  • Nominated, Kentucky Bluegrass Award

Editorial Reviews

"The continual voice of the speaker is that of a kind, patient instructor as Fergus follows directions, presents various choices for hiding places, and works to improve strategy. . . . An amusing introduction to the long-standing diversion of hide-and-seek books." —Kirkus Reviews
“Fergus never gives up—a subtle nudge to readers who find their own attempts at mastery frustrating.” —Publishers Weekly
“Undeniably adorable. . . . This readaloud has a lot of potential for hilarity and interactivity.” —The Bulletin of the Center for Children’s Books

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